• KW15 1LX

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Agronomy Institute (AI) opened at Orkney College UHI in 2002 and is a market-led Research Centre within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Our mission statement is:


To establish an internationally recognised centre for the research, development and promotion of temperate plants and their products which contributes significantly to the sustainable economic, social and environmental well-being of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.


The Institute provides a research facility for the development of plants and plant-based products within UHI focussing particularly on the Highlands, Western Isles and the Northern Isles and runs major agronomy projects in Northern Scotland. These are in collaboration with a wide range of academic partners.

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Gaultheria Medicine & Life Sciences
barley Agriculture & Biology
landraces Agriculture & Biology
Gaultheria shallon Agriculture & Biology
lodging Agriculture & Biology
grain yield Agriculture & Biology
Hordeum Medicine & Life Sciences
plant growth substances Agriculture & Biology


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Peter Martin

Person: Academic Research Active

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John Wishart

Person: Academic Support


Research Output 2004 2019

Seaweed fertilisation impacts the chemical and isotopic composition of barley: Implications for analyses of archaeological skeletal remains

Blanz, M., Ascough, P., Mainland, I., Martin, P., Taggart, M. A., Dieterich, B., Wishart, J., Sayle, K. L., Raab, A. & Feldmann, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 104, p. 34-44 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agricultural product
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Ancient barley landraces adapted to marginal soils demonstrate exceptional tolerance to manganese limitation

Schmidt, S. B., George, T., Brown, L., Booth, A., Wishart, J., Hedley, P., Martin, P., Russell, J. & Husted, S., 15 Dec 2018, In : Annals Of Botany. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dietary minerals
stress tolerance
2 Citations (Scopus)
289 Downloads (Pure)

Searching for the Origins of Bere Barley: a Geometric Morphometric Approach to Cereal Landrace Recognition in Archaeology

Wallace, M., Bonhomme, V., Russell, J., Stillman, E., George, T. S., Ramsay, L., Wishart, J., Timpany, S., Bull, H., Booth, A. & Martin, P., 16 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 25, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
agricultural product
Geometric Morphometrics

Student theses

Quantitative analysis of active compounds found in Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis in relation to varied provenance, environmental and agronomic factors.

Author: Barron-Majerik, E., 3 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Smith, M. (Supervisor), Martin, P. (Supervisor) & Gray, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)